23 August 2016

Some Great Vintage Finds

New listings in my Etsy shop today.

Adorable Vintage Stoneware Coffee or Tea cups. You can purchase them here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/460814058/pair-of-vintage-earthy-colors-stoneware?ref=shop_home_active_2

Perfect white enamel pan, perfect for food bloggers / photo prop. It's available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474306141/vintage-white-enamel-with-navy-blue-rim?ref=listing-shop-header-0

If you need a night light this vintage shell light is perfect. Go here to purchase it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/460721906/vintage-gorgeous-shell-light?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Set of Four Vintage Retro Bar Glasses. Available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474204835/set-of-four-vintageretro-black-and-gold?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Some awesome finds here. Do some Christmas shopping early.

22 August 2016

Super Finds

I added a couple new items to the shop today. It was a bit painful to add the colorful pot and quilt. But I am determined to get the money to get a new car and not have to finance it. August has been slow, needing things to pick up. 

Check these out. They're really cool!

Great Americana Eagle. Will look stunning on a bookshelf or sitting on top of a stack of books.


Is this not a great vintage pot!? I just love it. 




The perfect quilt for a little girl or teenager's room. So bright and cheery.

So go and take a peek at all the super vintage things I have for sale in my Etsy shop.

21 August 2016

Moments

I captured a moment in time yesterday...this leaf has been hanging from the table umbrella with a single strand of a spider web. It survived a high wind and storm on Friday night. Inspiring and impressive to watch how strong this one strand of a web is.

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." ~Tagore

It's been quite a while since I posted anything. I've been trying to take care of myself and keep my Etsy shop going. Etsy is my source for paying for my prescriptions and doctor's appointments. And now, I'm putting a few dollars back to save enough to buy a car. Not working, I want to be able to buy a car with cash so I don't have a car payment to worry about.

I've been feeling pretty good. I have days...but very thankful for feeling as well as I do. I have a new prescription for my eyes. You cannot miss an application once you start it, It's quite expensive and I want to know that I can have it for 3-4 months since it takes that long to know whether it is going to work.

On to better things, it was a wonderful summer. My kiddos came home in June and it was fantastic having them home. Would love to live close to them.

It is already having the feel of fall outside. Temps are perfect right now. I'm kind of dreading the idea of bringing my plants indoors for the winter. My house is not the best for house plants, no good lighting for plants. I can barely keep them alive until spring. With temps already so cool I'm fearing I may have to bring them inside even earlier than normal. And it is almost time to bring out the soup pot and start making soups and bread again. YAY!!!

I'm very thankful that my Etsy shop has been doing well, sales picked up this year. August has been slow? I'm guessing because of summer ending and everyone getting ready for back to school. Ready for it to pick back up. I think I am spending more on Etsy fees than what I am making, The last couple of months I have been putting some things on Craigslist, which is ok, but what a pain. You spend a lot of time emailing or texting back and forth, and then you never hear from them again. Or, you set up a time and meeting place and they never show. I only sell things I can get in my car and meet with people in a public place. I'm just not comfortable with strangers coming to my home.

Here are a few things I have listed on Etsy lately. Go check them out, you just may find something you cannot live without.:)

This retro/mid-century uplight is pretty awesome.
You can buy it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/460171666/vintage-mid-centuryretroup-light?ref=shop_home_active_7


And then...there is this really awesome handpainted folk art plate from Greece.
And it is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/473477225/beautiful-folk-art-greek-handmade-hand?ref=shop_home_active_9


This sweet handmade pottery vase is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/460161528/lovely-moderncontemporaryrusticboho?ref=shop_home_active_8

The perfect natural wood vase for the bohemian, modern, contemporary, or minimalist decor is available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/459794004/mid-century-modern-handmade-natural-wood?ref=shop_home_active_12

Go check out my Etsy shop and find something really cool.



26 May 2016

A Thought In Time

Just reworked and rearranged my mug collection! Had the shelf sitting, decided it would look better to hang it, which it does. I don't know how I have managed to accumulate so many mugs but I have. I have been unpacking boxes from the garage and listing a lot of new things in my Etsy shop, so be sure to check things out there. I just love mugs! It is fun every morning picking out the mug I want to use for the day. I know, I'm strange that way.

Finally made it to the store to get the latest Bella Grace. One of my favorite magazines of all time.
Nothing like a cup of great coffee to sip on while reading Bella Grace. It just makes for the best kind of day.

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And an iced latte in the afternoon is just the best.

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“History is not just the evolution of technology; it is the evolution of thought.” 
― James RedfieldThe Celestine Prophecy

09 May 2016

Anthropologie Display Photos and Florence Scovel Shinn Quote


I have had so much going on...now just trying to ready the house and the yard for summer. Since I store all my Etsy items in my house, I get overwhelmed at times. I then put things away so I can feel like I am still living in a house and not a warehouse, and spend hours searching for a picture or item I have stored away. I wish I had a room where I could store all Etsy items and keep them organized for a less stressful event when I sell something. lol

My kids are coming home in June, can hardly wait to see them. Haven't seen any of them for a year, that's far too long. Would love for the Universe to work out the details that I could live in the same town as at least one of them. They are both in different states, and once the grandkids grow up and leave, I'm sure they will be in other states. Sometimes I long for the old days when my kids were little and living at home.

On another note, was down at the Plaza last week. I had fallen while running and smashed the screen on my phone, cost me $140 to get the screen replaced. I was quite upset, I have insurance through AT&T, but evidently you have to own your phone for a year before the insurance works. Needless to say, I have cancelled my insurance for my phone.

But while downtown I had to go into one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. The displays are always a work of art. Here are some photos of the recent displays at the KC Anthropologie.








 


All photos by SPBM

I'm in love with the decoupage bench.

07 January 2016

As Above So Below

I heard a guy on the radio a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed listening to what he had to say. I knew I wanted to get his book, but had not looked online for it. Went to the thrift store about three days after hearing him and low and behold, the book was on the shelf and almost reached out and grabbed me when I walked by.

I was at the hospital most of the day and took it with me to have something for distraction. There are no words to express how much I LOVE this book.Wow! I just love it when the Universe hears me and delivers. I plan on going to bed a little earlier tonight and spend some more time discovering the priceless gems this book has to offer.



As Above So Below 
An exploration of spirituality discusses finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, the Western spiritual tradition, transpersonal psychology, shamanism, mythology, feminine spirituality, and more

If you ever run across this book, I recommend you buying it. It's fabulous!

Part of Truman's new addition. Hung out here much of the day. :(




05 October 2015

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili

I made Chicken, Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Chili on Sunday. It turned out delicious.



Here's a list of ingredients, but I did my own thing.

I chopped a medium onion, a couple of minced garlic cloves. I chopped two sweet potatoes, 1 can of black bean, any kind of bean would work. 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 box of chicken broth, 1 tbls. of chicken bouillon, 2 cups water, 1 cup of washed, organic quinoa, 2 uncooked chicken breast, 1 tbls. dried parsley, a splash of worcestershire sauce, and 1 packet of chili seasoning. I put all this in a soup pot, covered and cooked on medium until thicken and everything was cooked. I took the chicken out, shredded it, added back to chili, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.

Topped with our favorite toppings, chopped avocado, chopped green onion, chopped cilantro, fresh lime, and shredded cheese. Toasted corn chips with garlic salt.



02 October 2015

Pork Chili Verde

It's hard to believe that summer is gone. It makes me a bit sad, but really loving the fall weather we're having. I totally enjoyed the Super Blood Moon. I don't have the camera equipment to get good photos, but I sure tried. The super moon. Totally magical.

Photo by SPBM

I made a Pork Chili Verde tonight and it was AMAZING!!! 
It will be a staple this fall and winter.
You can find the recipe here at Heather Christo.



photo by spbm

Let me tell you, MAKE THIS!!!
You will be happy you did.